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Even without a gay bar, LGBT tourists have options on Strip

Liaison at Bally’s.

The fate of Liaison, the Strip’s first gay nightclub inside a casino, exemplifies how difficult it is for a gay venue to become a hit on Las Vegas Boulevard. Liaison closed after less than a year. But that doesn’t mean the Strip has given up catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourists. In fact, Strip resorts long have found success with events geared toward the LGBT market ...

Restaurateur Ben Sabouri: ‘The customer is why you go to work’

Matt Moore, left and Ben Sabouri developed MTO Cafe with the vision to serve fresh comfort food quickly.

Ben Sabouri is co-founder and partner at Shift Hospitality, which develops and manages restaurant and nightlife venues. He has worked for some of the top hospitality and entertainment companies in the country, and along with business partner Matt Moore, opened downtown’s MTO Café (which stands for Made To Order) in 2013, then added a location at Downtown Summerlin ...

The Notes: March 29-April 4

In the Notes: Raster, Umpqua Oats, Lush, City National Bank, Canon, Maverick Helicopters, Hash House A Go Go and more ...

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People on the Move: March 29-April 4

In the Notes: Christina Hixson, Robert Mendenhall, Kevin Orrock, Ken Kerby, Chris White, Stephen Bryan, Seth VanBeveren, Rob Thomas, Kevin LaPeer, Doug Lynaugh, Gus Leigh, Barry Courtney, Liam McCall, Dan and Judy Del Rossi, Cody Wingert, Antonia Genov, Melanie Shafer and more ...

Bars, nightclubs could play key role in preventing sexual assault

Christopher LaPorte is founder and owner of Insert Coin(s), the first business to work with Party Smart, a cooperative effort between businesses and the Rape Crisis Center that seeks to educate nightlife workers on the prevention of sexual assault.

Last year, about one-third of victims assisted by the Rape Crisis Center reported that their assault or contact with their attacker took place at a bar, nightclub or house party. Such statistics prompted the Rape Crisis Center to try to partner with the bar and nightclub industry to educate employees — the people who might see a situation developing and could head it off ...

Businesses on board with education reforms

I have lived in Las Vegas for 43 years, and I have never seen so much support for an issue from so many disparate groups. Two former Democratic governors — Richard Bryan and Bob Miller — and two Republican governors — Robert List and Brian Sandoval — support an education reform plan ...

Celebrity colorist proud to be on Elle magazine’s top 100 list

Michael Boychuck’s Color salon at Caesars Palace was named one of Elle magazine’s top 100 salons in the country.

Color offers a variety of services such as hair coloring, highlights and hair extensions, as well as manicures, pedicures, makeup application and tanning services.

Skancke will resign as leader of Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Tom Skancke, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, speaks with the Las Vegas Sun Editorial board, Wednesday June 26, 2013.

He has been with the organization since November 2012, when he was hired as the president and CEO of the regional development authority ...

Nevada jobless rate steady after first increase in years

Nevada's unemployment rate stayed the same in February, after the first monthly increase was reported in years. The state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that ...

Poo patrol: Do your duty — or else

Vantage Lofts in Henderson has a strict policy on cleaning up after a tenant's pet — each animal is even DNA-tested to identify feces left behind.

As the business manager at Vantage Lofts, an upscale apartment complex in Henderson, Jeffery Arterberry signs renters, manages finances and oversees maintenance. He also puts residents with pets on alert: the posh, pricey property has poop police. Vantage is one of a few Las Vegas Valley residential properties using ...

Gaming regulators scold Caesars, calling company’s bankruptcy an embarrassment

A man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Jan. 12, 2015.

Caesars executives had to appear before the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday for approval of some routine matters, and commissioners used it as an opportunity to ...

Lawmakers review bill to make expiring taxes permanent

Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a major portion of Gov. Brian Sandoval's plan to raise and extend more than $1.1 billion in taxes ...

Nevada casino regulators scold Caesars for bankruptcy

A man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Jan. 12, 2015.

Nevada gambling regulators called the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s debt-heavy subsidiary an embarrassment and lamented the company's inability to ...

Culinary, Bartenders unions reach tentative deal with MGM Grand

MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip as seen on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

The Culinary and Bartenders Unions have reached a tentative agreement with the MGM Grand for a four-year contract renewal. The new contract will cover approximately 4,000 members of ...